Wednesday, March 7, 2001

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In the Tank

Expert says ecotourism is growing
Ecotourism is taking a larger share of the visitor industry worldwide, but it's not clear how much Alaska is profiting from the trend.

In the Tank

Expert says ecotourism is growing
Ecotourism is taking a larger share of the visitor industry worldwide, but it's not clear how much Alaska is profiting from the trend.

Business Profile

Walking shoes for longtime shoe repairman?
A downtown businessman has his fingers crossed that he's changing his career, although some of his Second Street neighbors half hope the deal doesn't go through.

Walking shoes for longtime shoe repairman?
A downtown businessman has his fingers crossed that he's changing his career, although some of his Second Street neighbors half hope the deal doesn't go through.

Business Profile

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Thank You

Thank You

Around Town

Arrivals

Reception for painting restoration
The restoration of historic paintings at downtown Juneau's Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will kick off with a reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at McPhetres Hall.

Obituary

Around Town

Around Town

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Obituary

Landscaping in Alaska
The earth writhes, exploding with emergent tips, long anticipated spring practices its hide and seek game this year. We're ready for the real thing; daffodils, primroses and violets we see waiting buds and count the days. The soil is alternately softened and thickened again as the temperature hovers around the freezing point, and the feeling of growth is almost audible.

Pet of the Week

Landscaping in Alaska
The earth writhes, exploding with emergent tips, long anticipated spring practices its hide and seek game this year. We're ready for the real thing; daffodils, primroses and violets we see waiting buds and count the days. The soil is alternately softened and thickened again as the temperature hovers around the freezing point, and the feeling of growth is almost audible.

Weddings

Obituary

Arrivals

Reception for painting restoration
The restoration of historic paintings at downtown Juneau's Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will kick off with a reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at McPhetres Hall.

Pet of the Week

Obituary

Around Town

Weddings

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

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Floor hockey takes desert nations to Special Olympics winter games
ANCHORAGE - Isa Ahmed is not quite sold on the idea of eating turkey.

School board names Morse JDHS principal
Deb Morse, confirmed by the Juneau School Board on Tuesday as Juneau-Douglas High School's principal, says she likes challenges. That's just as well, because she's been working 12-hour days as the school's interim principal this year.

Archery targets all ages in Juneau
Archery is a family affair for Nick Yurko and Taylor Flannigan. Taylor, 3 1/2, and Yurko, her grandfather, 59, are among those practicing with bows and arrows Wednesday nights at Floyd Dryden Middle School.

Halibut farms seek foothold
Halibut farms haven't grown as quickly as predicted, but they are gaining ground and could eventually do to longliners what salmon farms have done to trollers and other gear groups, according to an expert in the field.

City protests liquor licenses at eatery, bar
The city may object to the renewal of two local liquor licenses because the holders haven't passed a fire inspection yet and one owes sales taxes. But the businesses still have time to satisfy the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board before they lose their licenses.

Census data for redistricting on the way
The U.S. Census Bureau tentatively is scheduled to release complete Alaska data next week, beginning the process of redrawing legislative boundaries to reflect shifts in population between 1990 and 2000.

Special Olympics skater to race at nationals
ANCHORAGE - Tray Greene hurtles around a speed skating oval like a pebble whirled in a sling.

Burmeister chases Iditarod dream
RAINY PASS - One of Aaron Burmeister's earliest memories is being picked up and placed on his father's sled for the ride across the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Census data for redistricting on the way
The U.S. Census Bureau tentatively is scheduled to release complete Alaska data next week, beginning the process of redrawing legislative boundaries to reflect shifts in population between 1990 and 2000.

Briefly

Archery targets all ages in Juneau
Archery is a family affair for Nick Yurko and Taylor Flannigan. Taylor, 3 1/2, and Yurko, her grandfather, 59, are among those practicing with bows and arrows Wednesday nights at Floyd Dryden Middle School.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

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Special Olympics skater to race at nationals
ANCHORAGE - Tray Greene hurtles around a speed skating oval like a pebble whirled in a sling.

Sitka fire kills two in their trailer home
A man and a woman who recently moved to Sitka were the apparent victims of a fire in their trailer on Monday.

School board names Morse JDHS principal
Deb Morse, confirmed by the Juneau School Board on Tuesday as Juneau-Douglas High School's principal, says she likes challenges. That's just as well, because she's been working 12-hour days as the school's interim principal this year.

Briefly

Halibut farms seek foothold
Halibut farms haven't grown as quickly as predicted, but they are gaining ground and could eventually do to longliners what salmon farms have done to trollers and other gear groups, according to an expert in the field.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

City protests liquor licenses at eatery, bar
The city may object to the renewal of two local liquor licenses because the holders haven't passed a fire inspection yet and one owes sales taxes. But the businesses still have time to satisfy the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board before they lose their licenses.

Burmeister chases Iditarod dream
RAINY PASS - One of Aaron Burmeister's earliest memories is being picked up and placed on his father's sled for the ride across the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Sitka fire kills two in their trailer home
A man and a woman who recently moved to Sitka were the apparent victims of a fire in their trailer on Monday.

Floor hockey takes desert nations to Special Olympics winter games
ANCHORAGE - Isa Ahmed is not quite sold on the idea of eating turkey.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

The value of seniors
I am writing this letter to remind the government and residents of Juneau of the economic value of senior citizens in this community. Retired persons should be counted in this economy as jobs. Retired persons who settle in Juneau spend their retirement "paychecks" to live as any other worker would spend their paychecks. Most retirement income originates outside of the community, classifying this group as a basic industry.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Scoring extra points
A headline on the front page of the Feb. 28 Empire read "Senior tax break eyed; Exemptions for elderly... may be dropped to raise city revenues." A headline on the front page of March 2 Empire read "City may help pay for quieter aircraft; Ordinance would give tax break to outfits that invest in quieter aircraft."

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Scoring extra points
A headline on the front page of the Feb. 28 Empire read "Senior tax break eyed; Exemptions for elderly... may be dropped to raise city revenues." A headline on the front page of March 2 Empire read "City may help pay for quieter aircraft; Ordinance would give tax break to outfits that invest in quieter aircraft."

Missile defense system could use a reality check
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The Bush administration and Congress are being reminded that a highly complex system like the proposed national missile shield can't simply be willed into existence.

Heartily offended
I have decided to come out in the open (and not hide behind Word of Mouth) to publicly denounce the insulting statement of our mayor about senior citizens who are receiving tax exemptions. For the city officials' information, although I have a tax exemption card, I usually use it only when I am short of cash. Like the other seniors in this beloved city, I was heartily offended by the mayor's derisive statement.

Nothing to lose, everything to gain
Byron Mallot, in a recent Anchorage Daily News article, bluntly condemned acts of violence against Alaska Natives and the failure of state policy makers to look directly into the face of racism in Alaska. It seems most Alaska Natives have patiently trusted that equal distribution of justice and resources would eventually find its way to the Native community. Finally, in the shadow of violence, the sleeping giant of self-determination appears to be waking.

Turn warnings into prevention
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: There is no magic policy wand that schools can wave to absolutely prevent what happened Monday - a 15-year-old boy accused of spraying gunfire in a suburban San Diego high school, killing two people and wounding 13.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Heartily offended
I have decided to come out in the open (and not hide behind Word of Mouth) to publicly denounce the insulting statement of our mayor about senior citizens who are receiving tax exemptions. For the city officials' information, although I have a tax exemption card, I usually use it only when I am short of cash. Like the other seniors in this beloved city, I was heartily offended by the mayor's derisive statement.

The value of seniors
I am writing this letter to remind the government and residents of Juneau of the economic value of senior citizens in this community. Retired persons should be counted in this economy as jobs. Retired persons who settle in Juneau spend their retirement "paychecks" to live as any other worker would spend their paychecks. Most retirement income originates outside of the community, classifying this group as a basic industry.

Turn warnings into prevention
This editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: There is no magic policy wand that schools can wave to absolutely prevent what happened Monday - a 15-year-old boy accused of spraying gunfire in a suburban San Diego high school, killing two people and wounding 13.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at which they can be contacted (usually between 8 a.m. and noon). Only comments accompanied by a name will be published and only after the caller's identity is verified. Callers' names will appear in print. Call 586-4636 and press 8255 to leave a message.

Government to government decree just isn't happening
It has been more than five years since an executive order came out of the White House decreeing all governments to work with tribes on a government to government (g2g) basis. For years it was as if the other governments didn't even care about that g2g order. They acted like if they ignored it long enough, it would go away. The governor of Alaska even coughed up a million dollars to fight against the tribes.

Nothing to lose, everything to gain
Byron Mallot, in a recent Anchorage Daily News article, bluntly condemned acts of violence against Alaska Natives and the failure of state policy makers to look directly into the face of racism in Alaska. It seems most Alaska Natives have patiently trusted that equal distribution of justice and resources would eventually find its way to the Native community. Finally, in the shadow of violence, the sleeping giant of self-determination appears to be waking.

Missile defense system could use a reality check
The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: The Bush administration and Congress are being reminded that a highly complex system like the proposed national missile shield can't simply be willed into existence.

Government to government decree just isn't happening
It has been more than five years since an executive order came out of the White House decreeing all governments to work with tribes on a government to government (g2g) basis. For years it was as if the other governments didn't even care about that g2g order. They acted like if they ignored it long enough, it would go away. The governor of Alaska even coughed up a million dollars to fight against the tribes.

Gebhardt leading Iditarod front-runners
ROHN ROADHOUSE, Alaska -- Paul Gebhardt of Kasilof was leading the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race today as front-runners cleared the towering Alaska Range and made their way across a bumpy, 93-mile section of the Farewell Burn.

Hayward and Metlakatla upset Ketchikan boys
Chevy Hayward scored all of his team-high 17 points in the second half as the Class 3A Metlakatla High School boys basketball team upset the Class 4A Ketchikan Kings last Thursday in Metlakatla.

Nosko drops out after team hit by speeding snowmachiner
ANCHORAGE -- Willow musher Mike Nosko has dropped out of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race after his dog team was hit by a speeding snowmachiner.

Sports in Juneau

Gebhardt leading Iditarod front-runners
ROHN ROADHOUSE, Alaska -- Paul Gebhardt of Kasilof was leading the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race today as front-runners cleared the towering Alaska Range and made their way across a bumpy, 93-mile section of the Farewell Burn.

Local Scoreboard: Region V Standings

Local Scoreboard: Region V Standings

Nosko drops out after team hit by speeding snowmachiner
ANCHORAGE -- Willow musher Mike Nosko has dropped out of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race after his dog team was hit by a speeding snowmachiner.

Fiedler first musher out of Takotna
TAKOTNA, Alaska -- Linwood Fiedler of Willow was the first musher out of this riverside village Wednesday as leaders in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race moved toward the ghost town of Ophir.

Fiedler first musher out of Takotna
TAKOTNA, Alaska -- Linwood Fiedler of Willow was the first musher out of this riverside village Wednesday as leaders in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race moved toward the ghost town of Ophir.

Sports in Juneau

Hayward and Metlakatla upset Ketchikan boys
Chevy Hayward scored all of his team-high 17 points in the second half as the Class 3A Metlakatla High School boys basketball team upset the Class 4A Ketchikan Kings last Thursday in Metlakatla.

Sports in Juneau

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